Jun 5, 2013


My dear and special friends both far and near....

It seems that several weeks have passed since last we spoke, so I thought I would take a moment to put pen to paper (or paws to keyboard as the case may be) to say hello to my adoring fan club.

(Or as my stupid Mo-ther calls you...."sweet people who are kind enough to put up with the lunatic rantings of a portly spinster and her precocious little dog".)

But I digress...

Summer is upon us here in Spinster's Corners.  Although the temperatures are hovering in the 70's, we've managed to spend a fair amount of time outside enjoying some warmth and sunshine nonetheless.  Mo-ther and Aunt Chrissy have planted the usual garden and flower pots, and it would appear that this year will be no different in that Mo-ther will forget to tend to said garden and flower pots and Aunt Chrissy and I will be left to manage the inevitable hand wringing and complaining that will spew forth from the old lady's mouth once she realizes that she is not, in fact, Ina Garten or the nice lady in the movie It's Complicated, who seemed to grow basketball-sized tomatoes from the top of her straw hat.

I have been behaving myself admirably, but must confess that this is more the result of me spending 7 to 8 hours at a time in my apartment rather than any concerted effort on my part not to pee in the freshly laundered house.  Yes, you read that right.  My mo-ther finally got off her big fat heiney, and she took both the living room and dining rooms apart and scrubbed them to within an inch of their lives.  She even removed the lovely fabric skirts from the chairs that I had been using for "target practice" all these years, so now I am left with nowhere to hide and Glad wrapped chairs legs as a silent admonition not to even think about it.

Mo-ther is still stitching away on her Rishfeld canvas and has applied several thousand basketweave stitches to parts various and sundry.  She's seems perfectly happy to stick with this one, but I am very anxious to get her knee-deep into some cross stitch or other things before the dust settles on the studio stairway and we're unable to remember how to do anything other than simple tent stitch.

My Aunt Chrissy and Bosco are hanging in there and send their love as well.  On particularly bad days, my Aunt Chrissy is lifted up by your love and concern, and she wanted me to send you big fat kisses and a heartfelt thank you.  She will be well soon enough, and since we all seem to be made of hearty peasant stock around here, I suspect that all will be right with the world sooner than we think.

I do hope that this finds you well and that you know how much we love and appreciate you all.  I hope that your needles are flying, your families are thriving, and that until we meet again you remain happy and healthy and wealthy and wise.

With much love from your pal,


  1. So glad to read that you are well. Glad also that aunt Chrissy and Bosco are doing okay. Be kind to mother. Here in Arizona we have started our summer heat so I am stitching indoors.

  2. So glad to hear an update from you, Stewey! Sending much affection for you all and prayers and good thoughs too. :) Cathryn

  3. Great update Stewey!
    Hugs to all!

  4. Hey Stewey glad to hear things are good around chez spinster and mother is taking good care of you aka still allowing you free reign in your kingdom. Still sending lots of good wishes for Aunt Chrissy and Bosco

  5. Thank you, Stewey! We've been thinking about you and your two and four legged family, and are grateful that you took time to post. Hugs to all of you--

  6. Thanks for the update, Stewey! Our newest family member, Harry listened intently as I read your blog post to him. He isn't sure that he will become as eloquent as you are, but enjoys hearing about your updates.

  7. I'm glad things are going okay in Hoosierville! I hope Aunt Chrissie continues on the path to good health and Bosco & Stewey have a great summer. I look forward to seeing the completion of your latest canvas project Coni. "It's summertime and the living is easy" (I hope!)